Samsung was the first company to hop on to the Google Play Edition program with their yesteryear flagship – Samsung Galaxy S4 and then HTC followed the trend with their flagship – HTC One. Sony joined the bandwagon with first Snapdragon 800 smartphone – Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
The specifications of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra are as follows
- 6.4 inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobiles
- 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974 (LTE) or MSM8274 (HSPA+)) processor
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Pen input with stylus
- 8MP Primary Camera with Exmos RS sensor, HDR photos & videos, 1080p video recording.
- 2MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording
- 6.5mm thick and weighs 212 grams
- IP55 / IP58 rating for dust and water resistance
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with RDS
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, Upto 64GB expandable memory via microSD card
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 820.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC
- 3050mAh Battery
When the phone was launched as a Google Play Edition, it was priced at 649$ and within four months of its launch, the price has now been reduced to $449 which is a big reduction. The specifications of the phone are beefy and if you don’t mind the big size and a below average camera, then it is a pretty good choice.